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morning. it's wednesday, february 13th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look:president obama details an ambitious plan for america. now is our best chance for bi partisan comprehensive tax reform that encourages job creation and helps bring down the deficit his solution to virtually every problem we face is for washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more. ahead of the speech, the dow closed above 14,000 yesterday. bank of america was one of the stocks propping up the blue chips. apple fell 2.5%, weighing on the nasdaq. the s&p gained 2 points, while gold and oil edged higher. and the boards of american airline's parent company, amr, and u.s. airways are scheduled for a separate meeting today to talk about a merger. larry shover of sfg alternatives joins us now for some trader talk this morning. good to have you on the show post the president's speech last night. how much will it mean to the markets today? > > you know, it was a really great speech last night, but i think a lot of that was priced into the market, because president obama did lay out his proposals and his plan
, yes, strutting its stuff, but how luxury brands are faring. we talk to ceo angela aarons. we'll hear from her later in the show. >>> and taking the positive u.s. housing numbers from the nhab numbers. we'll be in new york with analysis at 11:45 cet. >> the italian election race is heating up. there is less than a week before voters head to the polls. comedian turns politician beppe grillo, in fact, is owes closing in on sylvia berlusconi for second place. official polls can no longer be published. the private polls seen by reuter s suggest mario monti may, in fact b with be something of a spoiler. >> and the election largely coming down to five key candidates. the front-runner is bersani. he's the leader of the center left pd party, calling for growth measures alongside monte's plan. sylvia berlusconi is threatening to make a political comeback despite corruption scandals. we've mentioned the comedian beppe grillo. at the same time, the former caretaker mario monti, he's been struggling to gain ground in his first ever political campaign. and then last, not necessarily least, there's
. mario monti says german chancellor angela merkel doesn't want italy's center left party to win the elections this weekend. the outgoing prime minister said merkel feared a consolidation of parties from the left, especially in an election year for her. the german leader has so far refrained from commenting on the election. what does all of this mean? julia joins us now from milan. julia, i have to confess, i don't really understand what monti's point is here. >> well, you know, we have to give it a bit of context, kelly. this was in response to something berlusconi said about the possibility that mario monti had already signed an agreement with the democratic left party, the democracy party mr. bersani with the agreement with angela merkel. i don't think mario monti has hidden the fact that he's concerned about the influence, particularly the power of the union on the democratic party. if we look on the german side, the foreign minister said what they want ultimately is a party that's going to continue with the reforms, that's going to continue with the fiscal consolidation. i'm
. it's wednesday, february 6th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: a green day rocks the market. the dow lurched forward 99 points yesterday. the nasdaq added 41 and the s&p was up by 15 points. gold gained 11 dollars while oil fell. profits slipped at disney, but traders shrugged it off last night. the stock initially edged up on earnings after posting stong numbers from its theme parks and cable channels. it's game on for zynga! the stock climbed nearly 6% last night in heavy trading volume. earnings and revenue came in much better than wall street expected. and a new report says hewlett- packard's board is considering breaking up the company. here for a look at the market, matt shapiro, president of mws capital. good morning matt. it wasn't too long ago you were on the show, and you were talking about the s&p 500 going to 1600. that doesn't seem so out of the picture now. are you sticking with that? > > absolutely. the underpinnings of the market, and i think what 2013 is going to become known for, is a shift in embracing again equities after years of such high anxiety. i hav
to do next sthp. >> angela lansberry's "murder she wrote." lisp, if the outcome was different, the conversation would have been much different today. but the game basically looked like a route. joe flacco had three first half touchdowns. they were up, 28-6 after the kickoff return to begin the second half. and then the lights went out. now, i just -- i don't know if we have the element or not. we have a full screen of what entergy, we'll take a look at some of the highlights first. i'm not sure. we're a little late on that. but the lights go out. the way the company is explaining it is that the power was going into the superdome, and this is a statement here. a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load, okay, sensed an abnormality and the circuit breaker kicked in and that's what happened. it took 34 minutes to get the game back up and running and then, when it did, it was a different game. >> yeah. >> this is really -- i mean, i know the statements there -- do you have any idea, like, whose fault it was at this point? >> i think clearly entergy says it's
in italy said he was shaken by the news, while the chancellor angela merkel said she respects his decision. and david cameron sending his wishes. it comes in a meeting this morning, he announced this decision to leave the papacy at the 28th of february at 8:00 at night. it was a decision made without consulting anyone. there was a lot of surprise. and also, the spokesman, when he made a speech -- or when he had a press conference just a few hours later, he said, you know, we need some time, we need some days to try to better understand how to move forward. just to better understand what's going to happen afterwards, is that there will be a conclave of 118 cardinals that will be electing the new pope. so clearly what happens between now and then, really, is that the pope will continue doing what he has done so far. his decision was unexpected. and the way he announced it was very, very simple. he said he doesn't feel he has the strength, mental and physical and spiritual, to move forward in this position. he needs the physical strength that he does not have. he has been ill. his health has
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